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Jan 29, 2019

1. NewsGuard

What it is: A web browser extension that aims to detect fake news not via algorithm, but by having real humans review an article, the site, and even the company behind it.

Why it’s a step: With unreliable sources given prominence on social media because of their ability to increase user engagement, it’s...

Jan 25, 2019

1. Gen Z & the “L” Word

What it is: Pew Research believes today’s teens may be the “most liberal” generation to date.

Why it’s maybe not what you think: If you were raised in the culture war era, words like “conservative” became synonymous with morality, while “liberal” was akin to evil. But if we...

Jan 21, 2019

1. Teens Fight Back

What it is: Meme accounts on Instagram, many of which are run by teens, are spamming certain hashtags to thwart child p*rnographers’ efforts to reach more people.

Why it's innovative: The hashtags in question are seemingly innocuous ( #dropboxlinks, #tradedropbox), but the teenagers discovered that...

Jan 8, 2019

The year is wrapped, put under the tree, pulled out, and unwrapped again -- time to reflect, and look back on the biggest cultural developments for teens in 2018. 

Today, we go through the top 10 of 2018 and look forward into 2019. It's a fun, action packed episode today as we try to sum up an entire year! 

PS - There's...